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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
you are going to cut. >> romney: i'm sorry, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like big bird, i actually like you too. >> bill: oh boy. it's so stupid just so stupid to lay that out there. this has been a classic republican attack line going way back. i remember when newt gingrich was speaker his number one issue, number one issue as speaker of the house of representatives was to cut all funding for pbs and big bird and all of the rest on sesame street. it never went anywhere. and you know why it's not going to go anywhere? because big bird is too popular and doesn't cost much money. if you are alive, right? you know pbs and enjoy pbs, if you have ever had kids or grandkids or whatever age kids you grew up with sesame street. 91% of american families tune into pbs sometime during the year. 91% of american families. mitt romney wants to cut it out? 81% of all kids between the ages of two and eight grow up with sesame street. 81%. that's enormous. there is the nobody better known than cookie monster, elmo, and big bird. ♪ do, do do elmo's song ♪ >> i still ha
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
that debates don't matter. pbs says 91% of households watch their programming at some point during the year, and to them what mitt says about big bird, or what paul ryan may say this thursday about whatever he's called matters is great day. left unanswered, however, is how much mitt thinks this will save the economy. well, i'll let him explain. >> i'm not going to get rid of big bird but there's probably going to be advertising on pbs because i'm not willing to borrow billions of dollars from places like china to pay for things we don't absolutely have to have. >> billions, mitt. hardly. the federal government will give about $445 million, and that's million with an "m," to the corporation for public broadcasting in the next fiscal year. two-thirds of that money will go to local tv and radio stations, some of which broadcast in poor regions of the country and would have to close their doors without this funding. pbs says that comes down to $1.35 per year per person. not a bad deal in any economy. stay with us. the day's "top lines" are coming up. >>> from a smorgasbord of debate comedy to f
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
near you, visit tempurpedic.com. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i love big bird. i like you too. but i'm not going to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> mitt romney picked the fight with the wrong bird. >> do you have any political statement you would like to make? >> no. i don't want to ruffle any feathers. >> but big bird has defenders who are ready to ruffle feathers. >> at a time when the public is rightly concerned about the impact of sex and violence on tv, this administration is going to protect the muppets, wall street week and by god, we are going to protect julia child. >> those were the days, huh? i want to let you in on my performance tricks here. see, they leave this for every guest up here. the name, but it also has a little note here that that guess is on set. you know what? it's richard schiff, who needs it. >> i want to keep that as a souvenir. >> "the west wing" lives for ever. it turns out there you were defending pbs and big bird years before the romney attack. when that moment came in the debate, did you flash back to "th
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
this comment. i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs, i love big bird. i actually like you, too. i'm not going to keep spending money on things -- >> let's -- >> let's get back to medicare. the president said the government could provide it at a lower cost without a profit. let's -- >> let's not. let's let him respond. let's let him respond to this specific on dodd/frank and what the governor just said. >> massachusetts governor mitt romney rolling over the debate moderator, jim lehrer, of pbs last night during the first presidential debate of this campaign season. joining us now for the interview is dan rather, host of "dan rather reports" on access tv. anchor of cbs' "evening news" for 20 years and a veteran observer of the campaigns. thank you. >> always a pleasure to be here. >> what is your reaction overall to the debate last night? i am amssuing you think mitt romney won the debate. what do you think is important about it? >> i think what's important about it is it gives governor romney a chance to get a second look from the electorate. when he was in a bad p
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
convention performance odd ball, unquote. she also wrote a very pro-pbs piece, but failed to cite government subsidies to that network. the former chairman of the board of the associated press, william dean singleton, last april introduced president obama at the annual a.p. lunch onby saying, quote, the president inherited the head winds of the worst economic recession since the great depression. he pushed through congress the biggest economic recovery plan in history, and on and on and on. a glowing introduction. now the a.p. is one of the largest news wire services in the world. and it's biased against mitt romney. i think that's true, beyond a reasonable doubt. local newspapers all over the usa carry a.p. photos and articles every day. that's a huge advantage for president obama. and perhaps the best example of what the national media has become in america. the obama campaign believes governor romney made a big mistake by saying he would stop federal money to pbs and npr. this morning, this ad was released. >> bernie madoff, dennis kozlowski, criminals, gluttons of greed. and the evil gen
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
specific, but i will. mr. corn, let's go to you. the federal subsidy for pbs in 2012 doesn't make up a huge part of this deficit. for example, 2012, the federal subsidy for pbs was $444 million. if you compare that to romney's plan for the federal budget, you'll see how miniscule it is. pbs subsidy, $444 million. but if you look at the tax breaks to oil and gas companies that romney defended last night, those add up to $4 billion this year alone. and take a look at mitt romney's plan for the defense budget. he wants to increase spending by $2 trillion over the next ten years. so, i mean, big bird is a big diversion to what he's really talking about in terms of the deficit. >> well, i think those of us out here crave specifics from governor romney. and when he's talked about this in the past, he's often thrown big bird under the bus. i don't know what would happen if he threw big bird under the bass. maybe the bus would go off the road. but never the let's, he has this little set piece he does. do you want to know what i'll cut? i'll cut pbs and big bird, the national endowment of humanities
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm EDT
's more memorable moments. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. i like you too. >> reporter: ever since the gop nominee put big bird in his sights, the actor dressed up has appeared at campaign events. the obama campaign is trying to make the point slashing funding for pbs which makes up one-hundredth of the federal budget will do little to cut the deficit. >> somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. rounding him up. elmo's got to watch out too. >> reporter: but elmo is not tickled. sesame street's producers released a statement saying it's not taking sides adding we have approved no campaign ads and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down. republicans are now calling it the big bird backfire. >> i just find it troubling that the president's message -- the president's focus 28 days from election day is big bird. >> reporter: romney's advisors say it's a surprising tactic given what then-senator obama said in his convention speech in 2008. >> if you don't have a record to
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
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FOX
Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
's take a look at this one. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs and stop other things. i like pbs and i love big bird and i like you, too but i will not keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> chris: now was that smart, as a way to show that he is serious about cutting spending or always a mistake to take on big bird? >> well, you know, big bird is pretty popular but, you know, maybe the president would say big bird didn't build his own nest, i don't know. but, you know, i think that it is -- you know, it probably, you know, maybe not going after big bird, but, certainly, pbs, and, public broadcasting is popular in terms of taking them on in the spending, you know, on the spending side. i don't think he was going down the wrong path, maybe not with big bird. >> chris: a couple of minutes left. i want to look forward. what do you expect from this week's vice presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan in. >> well, i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the white house, and said, you know, look, we didn't go a
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am PDT
the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> that is a new ad from the obama campaign, cheekily taking on governor romney's vow to end federal subsidies for pbs. public broadcasting funds support shows including sesame street that provide educational programming for children especially those that cannot afford to go to preschool. the total money going to pbs accounts for roughly .00013% of the federal budget. that's a very small amount. despite utterly nominal amount of money on the table the president has been trumpeting the big bird message since the debate. >> thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. >> governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> elmo has been seen in a white -- in a white suburban. he's driving for the boarder. >> here on the panel after a hellish commute mother jones washington bureau chief david corn author of the book "47%" uncovering the romney video that rocked the 2012 election. it ain't a over but that video did its share of rocki
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
on food stamps today. >> i'm sorry, jim. i am going to stop the subsiddity to pbs. i like pbs, i like big bird. i actually like you too. but i won't borrow money from china to pay for it. >> you say you get a deduction for taking jobs overseas. i have been in business 25 years, i have no idea what you are talking about. but the idea of getting a deduction for sending jobs overseas is outrageous. >> look, it was a chance for each of us to describe our vision for the country. and the president talked about his vision, which was basically a continuation of the policies of the last four years. he wants another stimulus. he wants to have government investing for us. he wants to hire more government workers. he wants to raise taxes, as the vice-president biden blurted out today, they want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars, or more like $2 trillion by our calculation. he has laid out the same policies he has been following the last four years. i don't think that sells very well when people hear that. he also didn't have the chance to continue to misrepresent my views. i got the chance to pres
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
that if elected, he would no longer borrow money from china to pay for pbs. china funds pbs. i guess that explains why this week's "sesame street" was brought to you by the letter this. according to nielsen numbers, more than 70 million people watched wednesday's debate either on tv, online or from one of the podiums. >> good morning. it's monday, october 8th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle, political editor and white house correspondent for "the huffington post," sam stein. and managing editor of "fortune," andy serwer. >> andy, good to see you. how did columbia do this weekend? >> it was another "w." lehigh, i believe. >> lehigh. >> went out to pennsylvania and lost the football game. >> the columbia, what are you guys? >> lions. >> lions, exactly. of course, i knew that. ivy league mascots. hey, mika. >> yeah. >> something weird's happening in this campaign. you know, sometimes you'll have an event, and as the event goes by, you'll just sort of count the days and wait for the buzz to dissipate, because it always does because we get so easily di
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. here is former pbs news anchor jim lehrer. nice to see you. >> good to see you, sean. >> "good evening, this is "the newshour"." >> you did that really well. >> sean: how are you doing? >> "the newshour" is doing great. the team took time to get it in place. i transitioned out and i'm very happy about the pbs news, how it's functioning. >> i felt bad for you after the debate. a lot of criticism heaped on you. >> yeah. >> sean: how did you feel about that? >> i'm not keen on criticism just as a general thing, but that was right at the beginning. the criticism is pretty much gone away now because people realize that spin doesn't work if everybody's seen the event. 67 million people watched it. 67 million other people reacted ll of that. leverybody's prettypo wel this. nobody's blaming me for it, blaming me for anything. so it didn't wo6 i made a fool of myself trying to get mccain, you know, to talk to obama in front of everybody. then the6lú$]@]ok commission cav ]xoq >> sean: i thought it was greatq other. redefines what moderator is, too, sean. >> sean: yeah. àihs58(sñé6v know, a p
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
mentioned the beloved character when talked about the nation's debt and cutting funding for pbs. last night on "saturday night live," the beloved big bird responded. >> do you have any political statement you would like to make? >> i don't want to ruffle any feathers. i do have a political joke. may i tell it? >> of course. >> you're going to laugh. this is funny. >> okay. can't wait. >> you know who loves debates? >> who? >> the fishes. it's a thinker. >> big bird told seth myers he learned he was mentioned during the debate via twitter. >>> coming up in 20 minutes, we'll sit down with nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston for his take on what both presidential candidates need to do in their next debate. plus, we'll preview this week's vice presidential debate as well. >>> still ahead on "today in the bay," police in riot gear in san francisco after a protest gets out of hand. details coming up next. >>> looking live at the boats that will participate in america's cup today. if you don't want to brave crowds and traffic, stick with us here on nbc bay area. we'll have live coverage s
Current
Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
offensive approach against the president as well as jim lehrer, big barned the entire pbs crew. the debate focus around the economy as we knew it would and the candidates traded jabs over tax policies for the middle class. >> romney: under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried. they've been crushed. i will not under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle income families. >> obama: now, five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> romney is saying he would push for tax relief is another flip-flop. from his statement a few weeks ago that we should not expect a huge cut in taxes if he's elected president. we'll do some fact checking for you in the next current news update. despite the lies and contradictions from romney, a new cnn poll says 67% of voters do think he won the debate. more bill press coming up after the break. stay with us. you're about to watch an ad message created by a current tv viewer for capella university. matter. education is the key
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> the following is a pbs election event. funding for this program was provided by: >> ifill: good evening, and welcome to special pbs "newshour" coverage of the first presidential debate between president barack obama and former governor mitt romney. i'm again ifil. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. tonight's debate will be moderated by our own jim leerer and will start a little over a minute from now, from the magness arena. >> after the debate we'll talked to arrow shapiro and scott horsily in denver, and christina bellantony. >> woodruff: you can follow along online on our live stream and live plog. two very quick thoughts from mark and david. mark, it come downs to this. >> in a rare race it's become increasingly a referendum on the challenger rather than the incumbent. can the challenger mitt romney make this a referendum on the president. >> who has the toughest job? >> romney. maybe jim lehrer. format i love. much more demanding on jim but better for us. >> ifill: we're looking forward to what jim has to say tonigh
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
be mystifying to him because he genuinely doesn't see himself as a radical. >> i'll speak live with the pbs producer behind this film. >>> plus -- >> liftoff of the space x falcon 9 rocket. >> the future of space travel begins. >>> and -- as hugo chavez battles health problems, the socialist leader wins six more years. [ male announcer ] break the grip of aches or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> it is the beginning of a new era in space flight. >> four, three, two, one. and liftoff, liftoff of the space x falcon 9 rocket, launching -- >> there she goes, the first commercial flight to the iss, to the international space station, launching from cape canaral, florida, last night. nasa stepping aside, but also signing space x to the $1.6 billion contract to ship cargo to the iss. i'm joined by tareq malik, also here with me fellow space geek chad myers. tareq, let me begin with you, because this is so significant. this is the first commercial flight here to the iss. this could be the begin
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs "news hour," and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama, democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, republican nominee. the debates are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15-minute segments with two-minute answers for the first question, then open discussion for the remainder of each segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects or questions, via the internet and other means, but i made the final selections, and for the record, they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments as i announced in advance will be three on the economy, and one each on health care, the role of government, and governing. with an emphasis through out on differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audi
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
of the middle class. one thing both sides say this, could get heated tonight. >> we go to jim lehrer of pbs, moderating this debate. >> jim: i'm jim lehrer. i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates, between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one vice-presidential, are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15-minute segments, with two-minute answers for the first question. then open discussion for the remainder of each segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects or questions via the internet and other means. but i made the final selections. and for the record, they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments, as i announced in advance, will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government and governing, with a
Current
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
. big bird. >> it's me big bird. >> pbs itself points out the amount of money it gets from the government equals what the pentagon spends in just sixth hours. and other things have to do with debunk things that were said in virginia. the claimed that president obama did not sign any trade agrees in the last four years. untrue. and the president has wrapped up and signed new trade agrees with south korea, panama and columbia, and as for the president wants to put space or die light between the u.s. and israel, that too is false. and the obama administration repeatedly emphasizes that it is committed to israel's security. we're back with more steph after the break. join us. ♪ unleashed. joy behar. >> on my next show, robert klein can't stop his leg, gilbert gottfried can't stop his mouth and i can't stop laughing long enough to ask a question. [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet but they're gonna fall in love get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
pbs i like big bird. i even like you, jim lehrer, but i don't think you need the subsidy. obama campaign, seized on that. the president used that as a rip line to ridicule governor romney across the country. this morning they have a new ad about it. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, dennis kozlowski, i will criminals gluttons of greed and evil genius towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird, big bird. >> me, big bird. >> a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it is "sesame street". >> reporter: that ad was out about couple hours, bringing out "sesame street"'s couldn't saying look at president obama has been talking about this. mentioned big bird eight times. elmo five times. zero mentions about libya and zero plans to fix the economy. this is going in a very interesting direction this morning. bill: back and forth we go. thank you, john. we'll follow the campaign stoplighter in iowa. martha: we'll talk about all that "sesame street" stuff later in the show. governor romney starting his day in th
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